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Walkes, Evans A Cogswell, Charleston, S. C
John T. Sloan, Jr., Columbia, S. C.
W. H. B. Toon, General Agent.
V&* South Carolina bonds were quoted in
New York, on Monday last, old 88; new 82.
j?*Rev. J- I- Bonner will preach in the
Presbyterian Church, in this village, on next
Sabbath, morning and afternoon.
Personal.?We received a call several days
ago from Mr. S. ftN.. Cxrpenter, editor and
proprietor of the Elbertoni Gazette. His paper
is flourishing, we are- glad to know, and the
town of Elberton is rapidly recovering from
the effect of the disastrous fires which occurred
ayear or two since..
B@* We invite attention to the communica?
tion, in another column, from Hon. R. F.
Simpson, on the subject of education. We
will take- occasion at an early date to express
our views upon, the policy suggested. In the
main, we agree with our respected friend, and
believe it to the interest of aU classes that the
more mtetugent should do their part in re
clauviing others from ignorance and vice.?
Philanthropy and duty alike suggest this course;
. The advertisements of Mr. Wm. H. Haynie,
School Commissioner, contain matters of general
interest. It will be seen that the Board of Ex?
aminers have ordered an election for School
Trustees of the respective School Districts, to
be held on the 16th of April. The territorial
boundaries are the same as the townships, ex?
cept the village of Anderson, which is a sepa?
rate School District. It is very important to
have faithful and upright men elected as Trus?
tees, and we hope the people will give their at?
tention to this matter. The law establishing
commom schools, which is also published in our
columns to-day, deserves a careful reading from
every citizen, and particularly that portion re?
fitting to the duties and powers of School Trus?
tees. An examination of its provisions w?l
convince every one as to the importance of
selecting good .and true men for these positions.
Teachers desiring to receive the benefit of
the common school fund are required to stand
an examination as to their proficiency, and
those having accounts against the State for
past services are likewise interested in Mr.
Haynie's advertisements.
The Advocate of the. Winchester Rifle.
In a speech deHvered at Washington last
week, and which is copied from the Republican
organ into our columns to-day, Gov. Scott
avows his firm belief that the Winchester rifle
is the great penacea for the political ills to
which his party has fallen a prey in the South.
He views the question of duty, as Governor
of a State, in ajpurely partisan sense, and as
is characteristic of the man, he utters dire
and bloody threats against his political oppo?
nents. This is very foolish and contemptible
on the part of the Governor. He must know
that the greater portion of the opposite party
are trained" and discipBned' soldiers, and while
they have no love for him and his co-laborers
they are equally destitute of fear, even though
he has the power and the will to enforce his
demands. At a representative of that class, we
will go to the farthest extent, under the civil
law, in guaranteeing to every man the right to
vote as he pleases; but we trust that the day of
"teyonets and rifles is forever gone. It seems,
fiowev-er,. that Gov. Scott differs with this senti?
ment,, and is preparing to coerce the while peo?
ple of the-State into quiet submission to his
re-election without opposition. While prating
of intimidation- and violence,, he-seeks to make
use of the one and threatens the other. Wc
are confident that all parties in the coming can?
vass will take up the refrain for peace, good
order and an unrestricted ballot, and are equal?
ly confident that the most discreet and sensible
among the Governor's political friends will re?
pudiate his talk of Winchester rifles,, ammuni?
tion, and so forth.
President Grant and General Amnesty.
The administration of President Grant h?
not been marked by any extraordinary event of
whatever nature. His warmest friends cannot
claim for him any great degree of ability or states?
manship, while his political opponents are con?
strained to acknowledge that there is a total de?
ficiency of salient points thus far in Iiis admin?
istration, upon which they might berate him
for his actions. Indeed, the lack of motive is
the greatest defect of the administration. His
immediate predecessor furnished an abundance
of material to friends and opponents for politi?
cal discussion, but it must be admitted that
Grant has kept aloof from all subjects likely
to produce any great consternation in the coun?
try. His motto has been "Let us have peace,"
and although he has fraternized politically with
the extremest wing of the Radical party, there
no reason to complain that he has originated
any scheme of oppression or vindietiveness to-1
wards the-Southern people. His political sins
are those of omission rather than of commis?
sion. Viewed: in this light, we arc rejoiced to
learn a bit of news that was flashed across the
wires a few days since. It seems that Presi?
dent Grant has declared his purpose as soon
a0- Texas should be admitted, to send in a mes?
sage to Congress recommending a general am
n*i?tjri The message has been already prepared,
and is ready for the occasion. It is probable
that this course has been resolved upon after
consultation with a portion of the more con?
servative Republicans in Congress, but recent
discussions indicate that no measures of the
kind can pass without violent opposition from
politicians of the extreme Radical style. Un?
doubtedly, there will be split in the dominant
party upon, this question of extending to recal?
citrant rebels free and full pardon for past of?
fences. But we trust that the President will re?
main unmoved, in his determination, and will
press this measure with some of the vigor and
persistency that characterized him as a soldier.
And we express this wish for many reasons.
Such a measure will reflect credit upon the ad?
ministration, even though as a conciliatory step j
it has been rather tardily taken by the Repub?
lican leaders'. It will likewise remove from our
anidst a fruitful source of complaint, and will
tend to produce a better feeling among all j
For the Anderson Intelligencer.
Mb. Editob : It is generally granted that
experience is the only effectual teacher. By
the experience of the past, those who have no?
ticed closely the present political condition of
our State "will acknowledge that we have com?
mitted a great blunder in the course we have
been led into. I mean that course which has
produced in the minds of the colored people of
this State the idea that the carpet-baggers and
scalawags are the only true friends of a system
of education for their benefit. This is really an
error?an error which seriously affects the best
interests of both races. I am satisfied that the
whites of this State are, generally, favorable to
and really desire a system of general education
for the colored people. And this desire, in
I addition to the philanthropy of the question,
springs from a full examination of the facts
that all must see. The prominent^ facts are,
that all the colored people are made citizens;
consequently have equal right of suffrage and
holding office-; and in law, having all the rights
to its protection that the whites have. And
this condition of things is likely to last. Of
course they are free to go away of* stay with us.
We need their labor, and they are our best la?
borers, accustomed as they have been to our
farm productions. But few have shown any
desire to leave us. Their interest, as well as
ours, is for us to work together. Their labor 1
on our farms supports them and their families,
and makes a support for the whites. If these
be facts, is it not our interest to adopt a system
of education for them ? And when we remem?
ber their fidelity to their owners while slaves
during the entire Confederate war, and partic?
ularly their peaceful and faithful protection
(is not too strong a word) to their mistresses
and their children while their master was in the
army contending for his liberty and their slave?
ry, do we not owe them a debt of gratitude that
demands from us to do them all the good we
can? Many of them knew, too, that by our
final defeat their liberty would be secured.
Can the history of all nations and races pro?
duce an analagous case to this ? In this, too,
our interest and duty run together.
Besides, it takes wise men to make wise laws.
Ignorance, when led and deceived by carpet?
baggers, who are working like wreckers on a
stranded ship, for their own gain, are quite
likely to be imposed upon themselves and im?
pose on others. They have the majority in our
State. They have the power to put themselves
into the Legislature to make the laws. They
have done this, as well as a Judge on the Su?
preme Bench, and an officer at the head of the
military. Oppressive laws make an oppressed
people. All must see if they are to make our
laws and rule our State, that we must be the
blindest of the blind not to sincerely desire that
they should be educated and made capable to
do it wisely. The wisdom of legislators, up to
this time, has devised but two plans by which
to lessen vice and diminish pauperism. The
one is, to punish crime by jails, penitentiaries
and fines; the other is, to keep off crime by
instilling moral principles and scholastic learn?
ing. The enlightened nations of the world
have become satisfied that by the latter course
crime is diminished and honesty improved;
and special endeavors are now being made in
European nations to spread education for the
young broadcast and even to make it obligato?
ry on every youth to go to school so many
years of his minority.
Now, shall we continue to use jails, peniten?
tiaries and fines to eradicate crime and pauper?
ism among the colored people, or by pursuing
our true interest endeavor to carry out the same
end by inculcating morality and virtue, and to
increase their thrift by lessons of the value and
? importance of industry ?
I feel satisfied that the general current of
thought, if not so generally spoken out, of a
, large portion of the white population has been,
land is now, in favor of adopting a generous
and liberal system of education for the colored
people of this State. It is true, when the war
was brought to a close, the suddenness of the
change from slavery to freedom, the owners
were not at once able to realize the new position
in which we were placed, nor so suddenly to
realize the true interest either of ourselves or
the colored people. Consequently, the excita?
ble and inconsiderate among us have put it into
I the minds of the colored people that their for?
mer owners were opposed to their education.
The same idea was carefully inculcated by car?
pet-baggers through their leagues. In this
way we have not only lost their confidence, but
in many cases their friendship.
If the people shall choose to have a conven
vention and lay down a platform, cannot the
truth be brought to light and justice be doue
1 by putting it prominently in that platform,
that the education of the colored people and
the children made orphans by the war shall be
among our prime concerns when in our power
to effect it.
A moral and virtuous population are alone
capable of sustaining a free government; and
if we look forward to prosperity and peace,
this standard for those who rule must be gained.
If these views shall gain general concurrence,
another truth will be made apparent and felt
by the colored people?that their former mas?
ters, after all, are their best friends.
? The Edgeficld Advertiser learns that Capt.
F. A. Bellinger has been ordered to forthwith
organize five companies of militia in Edgeficld
county, as near the town of Edgeficld as possi?
ble. A State Constable named Yocum is busily
engaged in organizing two companies of mili?
tia, one hundred men each, in the village of
Chester. Gov. Scott is preparing for the fall
? The total receipts of cotton at all the ports
up to Friday last were 2,2,.i(>,<>G0 bales, against
1,772,750 last season, showing an increase of
523,904 bales. The receipts are now larger than
the entire receipts of last year.
? Thomas B. Lanier, of Edgeficld county,
was arrested at Damascus, Ga., on the 18th inst.,
by Deputy Constable Kennedy, and is now in
custody at Columbia. He is charged with the
killing of a colored man in August last.
? The Philadelphia Press declares that "the
Fifteenth Amendment will add largely to the
Republican vote-." Dotw the Press suppose
that there would liave been any Fiftecenth
Amendment, if it was likely to increase the
Democratic vote f
? A New York editor gently applauds a
contemporary, by stating that it "vim compress
mare deliberate, wilful, wicked, villainous lies
into a square inch than any other that is or
ever was printed."
? The Greenville Enterprise says : It is sup?
posed that Anderson County will expend sixty
or seventy thousand dollars'this year in fert?l
? An election for Mayor and Aldermen of
Columbia has been ordered for April 5th.
? The Kentucky Legislature has* adjourned
to meet again in January, 1871.
? Senator Bevels says he was once excluded
from the Senate gallpry on account of color.
? Dr. Townsend, of Sarsaparilla fame, and
Dr. Radway, of the R. B. R, remedies, are both
? Friday Nixon, (colored,) who was to have
been hung in Charleston on last Friday for
murder, has been respited for twenty-eight days.
? A Washington despatch states that Bur?
ger, of South Carolina, has been appointed
Consul to Algiers. Who is Burger ?
? It is stated that Gen. Lee's health is quite
bad, and it was expected that he would leave
home for a trip South on Thursday last.
? Gen. James H. Clanton is spoken of as
the probable Democratic candidate for Governor
of Alabama.
? Gulian C. Vcrplanck, in former^ days one
of the mostprominentpolitieiansof New York,
died in that city recently, aged eighty-three.
? The New York Herald speaks of General
John C. Brekenridge as the "ex-Vice President
of the Southern Confederacy."
? The delegate in Congress from Arizona
has signified his intention of appointing an In?
dian to a West Point cadetship.
? Harper's Ferry is to be converted into a
watering place, and a mammoth hotel is to he
built there.
? John T. Ford, Esq., has retired from the
management of the Charleston Academy of
Music, and Miss Laura Keene is to succeed him.
? A cotemporary inquires whether the "White
House steward's complaint of the paucity of
silver-plate in that establishment was made be?
fore or after General Butler's visit.
? A number of restaurant keepcra in Char?
leston have held a meeting and resolved to test
the legality of the Social Equality Bill, recent?
ly passed by the Legislature.
? The Wyoming delegate to Congress, in or?
der to carry out the female suffrage laws of his
territory, intends to send a young lady cadet to
? At the seventh annual commencement of
the New York College for Women, the degree
of M. D. was conferred upon five young women,
one of them a ncgress.
? The Columbia Oil Companv is now fairly
established, ?20,000 of its capital stock having
been paid in. A strong company, w-hose watch?
words are enterprise, industry and intelligence.
? A Massachusetts town declined to prose?
cute an alleged poisoner because there were
doubts as to the good moral character of the
woman whom it was attempted to poison.
? Dr. Robert C. Austin, a highly respected
citizen of Laurens, died at his residence near
Cross Hill on the 13th inst., after a protracted
illness. Mr. Wm. Bowen, another esteemed
citizen of Laurens, died recently.
? The Providence Herald announces that
Miss Anna Dickinson will shortly be led to the
alter by a well known Rhode Island lit erary
gentleman. Whether for matrimony or sacrifice
is not stated.
? The Lancaster Ledger states that promi?
nent citizens of several counties have solicited
Mr. Phin. B. Tompkins, of Lancaster, to ac?
cept the nomination of the Citizens, Party in
that Congressional District.
? Governor Stevenson, of Kentucky, has
issued a proclamation ordering an election in
the Third Congressional District on the 25th
April, to fill the vacancy caused by the resigna?
tion of Mr. Golladay.
? A fellow by the name of "Sputhall, Post?
master at Hamburg, in this State, has been ar?
rested for robbing the mail. Southall was well
known as a vender of a certain cure-all ointment
called "veni, vidi, vici."
? A man died a few days since in Trenton,
New Jersey, who refused to allow his panta?
loons to be removed during his sickness. Af?
ter death the linings were found to contain
over $17,000.
? General Wm. McRae, for several years the
General Superintendent of the Wilmington and
Manchester Railroad, has resigned that posi?
tion, and will t;ike charge as Engineer and Su?
perintendent of the Macon and Brunswick Rail?
? The old homestead of General Sam Hous?
ton at Independence, Texas, has been sold by
the administrator of the estate at public sale.
It comprises thirty-nine acres of land within
the town limits of Independence, and was sold
for $1,200.
? It is stated that 538 persons have gone in?
to bankruptcy in the Second and Third Con?
gressional Districts of South Carolina, under
the provisions of the bankrupt act, 350 of
whom have been discharged. A nd the number
of persons who have availed themselves of the
benefits of the act in the Fourth District is
about. 450, of whom 165 have been discharged.
? The New York Erprew asks : Is it mean?
ness, or something worse, for Congress, which
has boon for ten years Radical all over, and
which has turned out Senators and members in
order to get a two-thirds control of each branch,
to cite the expenses of "the Johnson Adminis?
tration" as outrageous, when it was the Radical
party alone who voted these hundreds of mil?
lions yearly?
? A telegram from Jackson, Miss., announ?
ces that Yerger has returned and delivered him?
self up to the proper authorities. He has writ?
ten a letter to the Governor, stating that he
had learned that the Sheriff, his subordinates,
:ind perhaps the Governor, had been censured
for his escape, and unwilling that they should
suffer for it he had concluded to return. He
also says that worried and tortured beyond for?
bearance by what seemed to him unnecessary
delay in bringing his case before the court, he
was possessed of an ungovernable desire to
breathe the air of freedom ; but it always wa*
his intention to return at the proper time and
stand his trial, and that if he violated the law
he will not shrink from punishment.
Another Butler.?-The notoriety of the
hero of New Orleans, Fort Fisher, Dutch Gap
Canal, and numerous other localities, over?
shadows all others bearing the name of Butler
in a certain line of conduct. But it seems thai
the gentleman now known as Tennessee But?
ler, and rendered notorious by connection with
cadetship frauds, has an unenviable record in
his particular sphere. His past history only
illustrates the theory so often advanced that.the
bitterest and most unprincipled Radicals of to?
day, among Southern men, arc those who were
most rampant when the star of the Confederacy
was in the ascendant, Hence, we arc not sur?
prised to learn the following facts, obtaiucd
from the Washington correspondence of the
Cincinnati Times :
R. R. Butler was a member of the rebel Leg?
islature of Tennessee of 1801-2. He seconded
and supported the J?rnigan resolutions which
denounced with contempt and insolence the
proposition of* Abraham Lincoln to send peace
commissioners to the South, which resolutions
termed Lincoln as a "base usurper." When
the brothers Harmon, Fry and Haun, the East
Tennessee Unionists, burned the railroad
bridges, Butler introduced resolutions in the
Assembly to arm and equip a provisional force
to hunt down these men, using the language that
they should be hunted down like wild beasts
and killed wherever found. The Harmons were
caught and hung after being imprisoned with
I Brownlow. Butler subsequently recruited for a
rebel regiment and wore the Confederate uni
: form of a Colonel. He denounced Lincoln as
I a corrupt tyrant repeatedly at Greenville, Ten?
nessee, in presence of" responsible gentlemen,
i who arc now living and will prove the same.
! Li 1866 he was struck from the roll of claim
agents at Washington upon charges of defraud?
ing his clients. Mullins bitterly opposed his
being admitted to a scat, and asserted and
proved all of the foregoing fecte in debate.
From ?ie Charleston Daily BepubUcan.
Speech, of Gov. Scott.
A very large and enthusiastic meeting of the
Republicans of Washington was held on Tues?
day evening last to express sympathy for the
Republicans of Georgia, to welcome the dele?
gation from the Legislature of Georgia now in
the city, and to protest against the Bingham
Amendment to the Bill for the reinstatement of
The Mayor of the city presided. The
speeches were earnest, eloquent and thoroughly
Radical. The immense hall was crowded.
The speech, of Gov. Scott is the one naturally
most interesting to us. It was received with re?
peated and prolonged applause. We give be?
low a brief summary of the leading points:
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen : I will
do little more than express my gratification at
being present at this meeting. It would be
impossible for any man from the South to give
anything like an adequate history of the state
of opinion that has existed there. Hostilities
have continued from the day that the armice
were disbanded up to the present time. I have
noticed in the newspapers from time to time
tragical accounts of assassinations and wrongs
committed upon the frontier people of this
country. I have noticed that the philanthro?
pists have been horror-stricken at the slaughter
of Christians by Chinamen. I have noticed, at
the same time, reports of outrages from the
Southern States. It is true some feared to de?
precate them; some feared to think that these
were great wrongs, but there was not that ex?
pression of horror that you find at the destruc?
tion of Indians on the frontier. Mr. Chairman,
a hundredth part of the murders and assassina?
tions of the loyal men of the South have not
been reported.
I have sonwtimes felt, Mr. Chairman, that, if
this Government is ever plnnged into war again
with its own people, it will be honorable and
crcdftable to her citizens to take the side of the
rebels and fight agaiust the Government. Those
who aided rebellion are safe and honored. The
Government has not protected loyal people.
Not a man has been punished by the Govern?
ment for a single crime that has been commit?
ted against a citizen of the South, although or?
ders have been issued and laws have been enac?
ted for that purpose. A white- jury cannot be
got to convict one of these villains; but they
can convict a colored man on mere suppositon.
You see Yergcr goes back and delivers himself
up, for he knows as certain as the sun will
shine to-morrow that he will escape punish?
ment. Mr. Chairman, I feel earnestly on this
subject; I feel that if this Governmentdoesnot
intend to protect the loyal citizens of that part
of the count ry, it is time that the people tnere
knew it. It is time that the weak-kneed men
in Congress, who feel that they are carrying
legislation a little too far, should make up their
minds to recognize a Southern Confederacy, and
leave us to do the best we can for ourselves.
I say to you, gentlemen, this evening, as for
South Carolina, no Republican will ever go to
the doors of Congress again and knock for ad?
mission with a majority against him because his
friends have been prohibited by intimidation
and murder from voting. We intend to com?
pel a fair election. We shall give every Dem?
ocrat opportunity to vote, and we shall demand
that every Republican be permitted to receive
the same privilege undisturbed. We have both
the power and the will to enforce our demand.
Whoever attempts intimidation or violence will
get more than he bargained for.
And if, in a fair election, a Democrat is cho?
sen for member of Congress or any other posi?
tion we shall yield. We expect to win the fight
in every Congressional District. But if we are
fairly beaten we shall give in.
In Georgia, however, affairs are not as in
South Carolina. Gov. Bullock, and the loyal
Legislature must have time to pass proper laws,
establish proper courts, orgauizc the militia,
and provide all means necessary to enforce jus?
tice and secure a fair election. The Bingham
amendment unjustly robs them of the time they
need. If Congress passes the Bingham amend?
ment, it will, instead of helping the loyal peo?
ple as it should, overthrow and ruin them. Un?
less this thing is stopped here, I tell you that
the next class of men that come here will be
the rebel clement of that country asking for
protection in the outrages they perpetrate on
loyal men.
We have stood upon the picket line of loy?
alty for four years. I spent four years in the
army, and I never felt greater danger on the
picket line than I did during the campaign of
18GS. Mr. Chairman, I sayTet Georgia alone,
strike out the Bingham amendment?admit the
State, [great applause J let them fight out their
own battles if tiiey decide that they want an
election. I say to the members of the Legis?
lature of Georgia, when you go home pass such
laws as will give your Governor power to arm
ever)' man in the State, to make an appropria?
tion to buy all the Winchester rifles that lie
he needs, and one hundred rounds of ammuni?
tion for each, and demand a fair election. Let
every man vote as he pleases: coerce no man ;
keep no man away, but let him go up and vote,
and you yourself demand the same right. I
tell you the Winchester rifle is the best law that
you can have in Georgia. Provide the men
and the rifles to enforce justice and the taws,
and you will have peace.
As for Congress, its sole duty now is to let
Georgia alone.
Washington News and Gossip.
The Washington correspondent of the Cin?
cinnati Times writes as follows:
Hereafter when a member of Congress sells
the patronage of the Government, he must be
careful as to how he uses the money. Poor
Whittemore devoted his to charitable objects,
and he was expelled from his seat in the House.
Butler, of Tennessee, on the other hand, used
the proceeds of his sale of a cadetship for sub?
sidizing newspapers, and to carry the Tennes?
see election in favor of the Republican party,
and he gets oil" with a mild, meaningless reso?
lution of censure. The only difference .in the
two cases is the manner in whieh the money
was applied. Honorable members who regard?
ed Whittemore as a criminal of the deepest
dye, because he took money for his cadctships,
and sent it into the distriet to build school
houses and feed the poor, yesterday voted nay
on the resolution to expel IJutler, who confesses
to having sold his appointments and applied
the proceeds to beat the opposition. The out?
side world will liml it difficult to discover the
difference between the criminality of Whitte?
more and that of Butler, but Congressmen are
for the most part keen lawyers and can find ar?
guments for every action, no matter how incon?
I have not seen one, however, who is bold
enough to assert that IJutler is less guilty than
Whittemore. It is "the extenuating circum?
stances," tlfey say, which means, 1 suppose,
that Whittemore's crime consisted in his giving
"his goods to feed the poor." There has not
been so much "dodging" on any vote taken in
the House for some time as there was on the
vote to expel Butler. It was curious to notice
how all of a sudden they had business outside
the hall, and how they remained away just long
enough to allow the vote to be taken. Some
sat in their seats and refused to vote at all. A
Democratic member from Pennsylvania under?
took to bring the recusants to"time, but he
went about it so blunderingly that he failed.
The action of the House iu the Butler case
proves that the Cadet-salo investigation was a
sham, something like the economy dodge, anil
that it was never intended to punish anybody.
Whittemore was unlucky in being the first to
be caught. Of course it was necessary to have
a "victim." After that the aroused virtue of
the House was satisfied, and the plague was
General Logan has put the military world in
a terrible flutter by the passage of Iiis sweeping
army bill. From tho Ueneral of the army
down to the humblest lieutenant, Logan is de?
nounced as a heartless vandal. Well, perhaps
he is, but if these gentlemen could only seethe
pile of letters Logan has received from thepco
pic all over the country, thanking him for the
passage of the bill, they would probably con?
clude that he has a few friends outside the mili?
tary camp. The array officers threaten to de?
feat the bill in the Senate, and from all I can
learn, that body feels itself far enough removed
from the people to ignore the action of the
House, abd to modify the bill in many impor?
tant particulars. The most thorough opponent
of the bill is General Sherman.
He has declared in substance that if it be?
comes a law in its present shape, he will be com?
pelled to resign. "I cannot," be said to a gen?
tleman who talked with him on the subject,
"I cannot afford to live here on less than my
present salary. If I am cut down as this bill
proposes, I can take care of myself outside, but
1 don't intend to live here in Washington, ex?
cept I can live like a gentleman, and support
the dignity of my rank." He added that at
the proper time he would make his influence
felt to defeat the bill. Whether he means to
operate on the Senate or" on the President, is
not known, Probably he will make his influ?
ence felt with both.- "The President is with the
army, and it is hinted that in the event of the
bill getting through the Senate he "rill veto it.
State Convention of Teachers.
The annexed circular is from Capt. Hugh S.
THOMPSON, principal of the Columbia Male
Academy, and presents a subject of especial in?
terest to teachers and all others desirous of pro?
moting the cause of education in our State.
We hope the Convention will be held, and that
it will be numerously attended:
After an informal consultation tff persons in?
terested in the cansc of education, the under?
signed has been requested to invite the teachers
of the State, not connected with the "free com?
mon schools," to meet in convention at Colum?
The immediate purpose of this convention is
to secure, as far as practicable, uniformity in
text books, and other advantages arising from
concert of action. It is also proposed to make
this meeting the basis of a permanent organ?
ization of the teachers of South Carolina.
Such associations have been formed in sever?
al of the other States, and where properly con?
ducted, the tendency has been to raise the stan?
dard of education and increase the efficiency of
The time suggested for the meeting is the
first week in May?the day to be determined
Those teachers who favor the proposed con?
vention, and who are willing to attend it, are
requested to communicate at once by mail with
the undersigned; and if the assent be obtained
of such a number as will indicate the proba?
bility of a general representation, due notice of
the time and place of meeting will be published.
When it is decided to call the convention, an
effort will be made to secure at the hotels and
on the railroads such reduced charges as are
usually made to the members of similar bodies.
Hugh S. Thompson,
Principal Columbia Male Academy.
Editor's Table.
The Old Guard.?The April number of this excellent
monthly has been received. Its table of contents if richly
freighted with interesting reading. John Esten Cooke's
novel, "The Heir of Gaymount," continues to grow in In?
terest, unfolding a peculiar phase of life. A political arti?
cle from C. C. Burr, with editorials from Thomas Dunn
English, are among the note-able features of this number.
Published by Van Evrie, Horton A Co., New York, at S3
per year.
The Bright Side.?The March number of this popular
children's paper, received a short time ago, presents an un?
usual variety of contents. It embraces over twenty differ?
ent articles, all original, and some of them possessing supe?
rior merit. The success of this periodical has been very
remarkable, as its circulation is already 25,000, and the pub?
lishers intend to make it 100,000 by the time it is one yeur
old. They otfer to send the numbers for March, April,
?May and June free to all who subscribe before the 1st of
July next, when the first volume expires. Terms, .10 cents
a year. Specimen copies sent free. Address, John B. Al
dex A Co., Chicago, 111.
American sunday School Worker.?This Magazine is
edited by prominent gentlemen connected with the various
evangelical denominations, und published by J. W. Mclx
TYJtB, St. Louis, at per year. Seut on trial four months
for "mi cents.
Typographic Messenger.;?The January numliei- has
just come to hand. Among the novelties of this issue, the
re-production of pages from K?ster and (Jutenberg, the
originators of the art of ptiuting, deserve especial mention.
Any of our friends curious to look upon a Jne simile of
printing as it was Invented will cull u)>ou us. This journal
is now published quarterly by James Conner's Sons, the
well known type founders.
TUE SUMTES News.?This enterprising newspaper, pub?
lished by Mets?. Darr A Osteen, announces another orig?
inal story, from the pen of John Wituerspoox Ervin,
. entitled 'The Mysterious Marriage," to be commenced on
. the Hth of April, and which will be followed during the
year with Other stories by the same talented and distin?
guished writer. Now is a good time to subscribe for the
' Xeics. Term-*, $.-(.00 in advance?two copies for S?.00.
The American Grocer.?The last number of this peri?
odical, (which is now published weekly,) is full of just such
valuable liifonuntion as every business man wuuld like to
have. Prof. Daruy gives a very Interesting article on
Cream of Tarier and Bonbons and their acruIterations, and
other subjects. Gen. Wilson's notes on Canued Goods em?
brace a full account of the oyster packing. Statistics, valu?
able tables, compute market reports, interesting miscella?
ny, ami pointed editorials, with a variety of correspondence
and answers to inquiries, complete the rieh table of con?
tents. We do not see how any business man interested in
groceries or produce can get along without it, while every
family would find it a valuable and interesting visitor. The
subscription priee is only $.'1.00 a year. Address John Dar?
uy A Co., Xo. Kil WilUaiu street, New York.
. XIX Century.?We arc pleased to learn that our friend,
Capt. C. E. Ciiicuester, recently returned to Charles?
ton from the West, has becomo joint proprietor with Ber.
l>r. Hicks of the above uanied |>opular magazine, and will
hereafter control the cutirc business management of the
linn. The experience, energy and business tact of Capt.
CuiCHBSTER will odd materially to the permanent growth
and success of the JfZJL*(Xiilury, which is represented as Iu
a highly prosperous condition, and which deserves the pat?
ronage of our people for ?s intrinsic merit as a literary
The SUNDAY Times.?This is the title of a new paper
recently Issued iu Charleston. It is neatly printed, and
contains a large amount of reading mutter. Although neu?
tral in polities, there is an independent expression upon
current topics that is commendable in itseonrfuctors. Pub
lishcd by Messrs. it van A read, at S'J..~>0 per annum.
liODRY'S Lady's Look.?The April number of this stan?
dard periodical has been received. For a iteriod of thirty
years, the enterprising publisher has catered to the taste
and fashion of Ihc ladies, and every day seems to grow in
activity and usefulness in this behalf. Published by Louis
A. Gouev, Philadelphia, at Sl.00 a year.
?Cij- Having just received another cargo of Phoenix Gu?
ano direct from the Islands, we can fill nil orders lor either
of the following valuable Fertilisers: Phoenix Guano:
WIlcox, liibbs A Co.'s .Manipulated Guano; Guano Salt and
Planter Compound. The "Manipulated" and the "Com?
pound" are prepared by us at Charleston and Savaunah.Ga.
Professor Shejwrd, State Inspector, says of them : "I can
heartily recommend these l-Vrtilizers, not only on account
of iheii- chemical but also their physical properties." Pam?
phlets containing analyses and numerous certificates from
planters furnished on application. Orders promptly tilled
by WiLCOX. Gimw& Co, importers and dealers in Guanos,
No. lit Fast 11-a.v, Churlestou, S. C, No. 99 liay Street, Sa?
vannah, and No. 21] lirnsul Street, Augusta, Ca.
Beyond a Doubt.
More diseases are the result of a derangement
of the Liver than from nny other cause. When
thai organ is diseased, every part of the system
sympathizes with it, nud general prostration and
decline is the result. The best, safest and speedi?
est remedy for Liver Complaint, nud nil the dis
anscs thai follow, isTUTTS VEGETABLE LIVER
PILLS, tlicy are peculiarly adapted to the climate
of the South. They are sold by Druggists every?
Special Notice ?To parties in wnnt of Doors,
Sashes nnd Blinds, we refer to the advertisement
of P. I'- To a le. the largo manufacturer of those
goods in Charleston. " Price list furnished on ap?
plication. 4?0m
I desire to return my thanks to those persons, white and
colored, who aided in saving Mr. J. W. Daniels' kitchen
from being a complete lass at the time of the lire on the
17th instant.
A. B. TOWERS, Insurance Agent.
March 31, 1870 40 1
Andebson, March 30,1870.
Cotton market^cent lower than our last quotations.
Considerable quantities have been sold during the week,
and to-day prices vary from 19 to for middlings.
v Charleston, March 28?
Cotton quiet and steady?middliugs 21.
j. ew York, March 38,
Sales of 1,700 bales of cotton at ?2}? Gold, 11%.
Corrected Weekly by A. C. kaufman,
Broker, No. 25 Broad Street.
March 25, mo.
State BECUBiTira.-South Carolina, old, 86 to ?; do
new, 80 to ?; do, registered stock, ex int 80.
City Securities.?Augusta, Ca., Bonds, ?to 84; Charles?
ton, S. G, Stock, cx-div., ? to38; do. Wre Loan Bonds,?
to 75; Columbia, S. C, Bonds, ? to 70.
Railroad Bonds.?Blue Ridge, (first mortgage,) ? to 50;
Charleston and Savannah, ? to G5; Charlotte, Columbia
and Augusta, ? to 90; Cheraw and Darlington, ? to 80;
Greenville and Columbia, (fir.it mortgage,) ? to 80; da.
(State guarantee,) ? to OS; Northeastern, ? to 85; Savon*
nali and Charleston, (first mortgage,) ? to 80; do, (Stale
guarantee,) ? to 70; South Carolina, ? to 83; do, 76; Spar*
tan burg and Union, ? to 54.
iMnfOin Stocks.?Charlotte, Columbia a"nd Augusta,
? i<rs5; Greenville and Columbia, ? to 2; Northeastern,
10 to ; Savannah and Charleston. ? fo 30"; South Carolina,
(Vhole shares,) ? to 45; do, (hawshares,) ? to*2.
ExciiaNce, 4c.?New York Sight, % par; Gold, 111 to
113; Silver, 108 to 110.
?Bank of ChaYTestort,..,._.*.<?<&-'
*Bank of Ncw'tcrry...-~.~?@?
Bank of Caroden....?0C$?
Bank of Georgetown..w......... 5?-=
Bank of South Carolina............................v/.v.-...v...'.v/* 5?-?
Batik of Chester.....w...v................... v..-/.-..v..v??.- ?@-=
Bank of Hornburg. .v..-..,w.M?;.w<MkMm 3?-=
Bank of State P. C, prior to 1S61.?45(a>?
Bank of State of S. C, issue IStil and 1862.~12@?
?Planters' anil Mechanics' B3nfc of Charleston..???
*IVi>l>lcs's Bank of Charleston....-???
?Union Bank of Charleston.??@?
?Southwestern Railroad Bank of Charleston, (old)...-???
?Southwestern Railroad Hank of Charleston, (new)...???
State Bank of Charleston.? 8@?j
Fanners' and Exchange Bank of Charleston.
Exchauge Bank of Columbia.-.10@?? 1
Commercial Bank of Columbia.2??'
Merchants' Bank of Cheraw.3??*
Planters' Bank of Fairfield. 3??
State of South Carolina Bills Receivable.-.par,
City of Charleston Change Bills.?par,
* Bills marked thus (*) arc being redeemed at the Bank
Counters of each.
Jan 13, 1870 29 ly .
PAY what you owe Towers k Burriss. I will
not promise to wait until you sell your Cot.
ion, unless you sell soon. Please give this notice
your immediate attention.
A. B. TOWERS, Survivor.
March 31, 1870 40 3
Administrator's Notice of Final Settlement.
THE undersigned hereby gives notice that he
will apply to the Probate Judge of Ander
sou County on Friday, the Gth day of May next,
for a Snal settlement of tbe Estate of John Newell,
deceased, and for letters ot dismission from the
same. N. J. NEWELL, AdnVr.
March 31,1870 40 5
Fowler's Patent Adding' Machine.
THIS IS NO HUMBUG, but a genuine, indispensable
reiiui.-ite of every Book Keeper, Accountant, Weigher and
Measurer, combining Simplicity with Accuracy and rapid?
ity. Is so constructed that it cannot possibly make an error.
Can be worked by any one of ordinary abilitr after ten
minutes practice. Don't fail to send for a Circular.
Owners of the Patent Right for South Carolina and Georgia,
P. 0. Box 3S5, Charleston, S. Cv
County and City Rights for sale at such low prices and
terms that with energv any young man can make money.
March 31, 1S70 40 lm
. Notice to Teachers.
PERSONS who desire to Tenth in Anderson
County under the Free and Common School
system are hereby invited to meet the County
Hoard of Examiners on Saturday, tbe 9th day of
April next, nt Anderson CourCHouse, to stand an
examination and get certificates of qualification,
Chairman Board of Examiner*.
March 30, 1870 40 2
Closing Out of Dry Goods.
IN order to close out my stock of DRY GOODS
without delay, I will now sell
Calico from 7 to 12 1-2 Cents per Yartfr
And other Goods equally low. Call and see oar
beautiful lot of Calico and Muslin.
Other Goods at reduced prices. I MEAN
Survivor of Towers & Burriss.
March 31, 1870 40 4
Ex Parte Jtmes Orr, Administrator, In Re An?
drew Smith, Bankrupt.?Petition to ict up Lien,
sell Property, ?c.
BY virtue of an order to me directed by tbe
Hon. George S. Bryan, District Judge of
smith Carolina, the lien creditors of Andrew
Smith, Bnnkrupt, are hereby required to prove
their claims before C. G. Jteger, Register, at New
berry C. II., on or before the 20th day of April
next, or be debarred from the benefit of any de?
cree to be made in this case.
March 31, 1870 40 8
IHATE some blanks for Teachers who have
claims for Teaching in Anderson County from
me first of November, 186S, to the 31st of Octo
, 1809. I am also ready to receive their ac?
counts for services rendered during the year be?
ginning the first of November, 1867, and ending
ihe 31st October, 186S. Teachers will please
bring with them their day-books, i wiU be at
Andersoa Court House during next week.
School Commissioner for Andersoa Gonnty.
N. U.?Teachers must hand in their accounts on
or before the first of May next, that Wing the
limiied time. W. H. H.
March 31, 1870 ' 40 2
U. S. Internal Revenue Sale.
Greenville, March 24, 1869. /
BY nuihorily in me vested. I will sell to the
highest bidder, nt public outcry at Ander
miii Court House, on Friday, the Sth day of April,
1870, the following property, to wit?
Ono Bos of Tobacco, containing about sixty
pounds, being the properly which was seized by
E. W. Everson, Assistant Assessor, on the 30th
day of November, 1S?9, from Wm. Brookbank.
Also, one Still, Cap and Worm, which was seiz?
ed on the luth day of December, 18C9, on the
premises of Robert Todd, because of violation of
Internal Revenue laws.
A. L. C0BB,
Dep. Col. 3rd Dist. S. C.
March 31, 1870 40 2
In the District Court of the United States for tte
District o-f Soitth Carolina.
In the matter of JOHN T. SLOAN, Bankrupt, by
whom a petition for adjucation of Bankrupt?
cy was filed on the 20th day of May, A.D. 1868,
in said Court.
HTMIIS is to give notice that on the 26th day of
March, A.D. 1870, a warrant in bankruptcy
was issued against ihe Estate of John T. Sloan,
of Columbia, in the county of Richland, and State
of South Carolina, who has been adjudged a bank?
rupt on his own petition; that the payment of
any debls and doli very of any property belonging
to said bankrupt, to htm or for his use, and the*
transfer of any property by him are forbidden by
law ; that a meeting of the creditors of the said
bnnkrupt, to prove their debts, and to choose one
or more Assignees of his Estate, will be held at a
Court of Bankruptcy, to be holden at Register'?
Office, Newberry C. fl? S. C, before C. G Jseger,
Register, on the 28th dHy of April, 1870, at 10
o'clock a. m. L. E. JOHNSON,
U. S. Marshal as Messenger.
Ter A. P. PirER, Dcp^Mes.
March 31,1870 40 *

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